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ASU’s first planetary mission to an asteroid called Psyche will launch Oct. 5 and ASU hopes it will grow an interest in space and higher education for Arizona children. more
Kyrene leadership is examining how they have supported student success during the past three years as well as reviewing the district’s annual goals and priorities for the ongoing school year. more
Local community colleges in the Valley are helping the state’s fast growing labor workforce in efforts to meet various construction projects throughout the region. more
In the past, finding the money was the main obstacle for school districts in purchasing new or newer vehicles. In 2023,  lead time and supply chain delays are considerations as well. … more
Valley of the Sun United Way has been awarded a $475,000 grant from the Helios Education Foundation to look into chronic student absenteeism in Maricopa County. more
Liberty Elementary School District’s governing board had to pause twice Monday after the board leadership had to ask a board member to refrain from personal attacks and non-agenda item … more

Three Litchfield Elementary Governing Board members were absent Monday, nearly two weeks after litigious board member Jeremy Hoenack said he’d step down at some point soon. Hoenack … more
The Deer Valley Unified School District is gearing up for its $325 million bond election that will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7. more
The Higley Unified School District Governing Board passed a new dress code policy Wednesday after three rounds of debate dating back to May.   The new policy updates one that had been in … more
The Chandler Unified School District Community Education department is holding walk-in interviews for before- and after-school child care workers on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Interviews will take … more
The U.S. Department of Defense has chosen Arizona State University to be among eight locations for a Microelectronics Commons regional innovation hub. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks on … more
Angela Van Tongeren says even in 2023, with all the public knows about American Sign Language, there are still a few extremely common misconceptions. “People tend to think ASL is easier to … more
The Chandler Unified School District recently announced 48 of its high school students have earned the AP Capstone Diploma. There were 36 honorees from Hamilton High School and 12 from Basha. … more

A Wednesday meeting with a standing ovation for students later included the Chandler Unified School District Governing Board president interrupting a public speaker and a fellow board member — … more
Approaching another bond election in November, Kyrene School District Governing Board has approved the sale of the remaining $19,450,000 in bonds from its 2017 election to support upcoming capital improvement projects. more
Highland High School in Gilbert was put into a brief lockdown Wednesday morning after a student statement caused concern for a staff member.   Gilbert Police Department members swept the … more
Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee made a Sept. 6 visit to Chandelr's San Marcos Elementary School to inspire financial literacy and to be a part of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) … more
Deer Valley Unified School District officials gave an update last week on the district’s current school safety measures and future measures of random drug searches at high school, safety grants and mental health awareness. more
  A 42-year-old elementary school intern was arrested and is facing sex crime charges related to conduct with a 17-year-old boy, the district announced on Monday. The Odyseey Insitute … more
Coronado Elementary School Principal Jeff Armstrong made good on a promise  Saturday  to conquer his fears and go skydiving for the first time if the community met its yearly fundraising … more

The Phoenix Police Department had more requests for officers on school campuses for the new school year than it could fill, but off-duty officers have helped fill most of the gaps. Phoenix … more
The state added nearly 12,000 students to the Empowerment Scholarship Account program in the last quarter, bringing total enrollment to 61,689 at the end of June and renewing debates about the costs and benefits of the program. more
PHOENIX — Hoping to force the issue, state schools chief Tom Horne filed suit late Wednesday to get a court to rule that any school that doesn’t use “structured English immersion” to teach students who are not proficient is violating the law. more
A teacher-student duo from a Glendale high school spent time in Hawaii recently studying the history of the U.S. involvement in World War II and about the people who sacrificed their lives in the war. more
For the third straight year, Dysart Unified School District students are learning under a new superintendent of schools. more
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